Audit View Controls

The Audit View controls provide a variety of settings for controlling auditing and the display of audit records.

Reference

Action

Usage

See also

Load or Refresh

Click to reload the Audit Tree, updated with any new audit results.

 

 

Search

Click to search through log items for a particular area - you can search by Name, Type or GUID.

The items are loaded and filtered with the current Sort By, Time Filter and Mode settings.

If you refresh the Audit View, you must run the search again.

 

 

Audit Settings

Click to open the Audit Settings dialog.

 

Audit Settings

Sort-by

Select the appropriate radio button for the required display setting:

Type - changes are grouped under element type (such as Class or Requirement), and then grouped under the changed element
 

  AuditSortByType
 

User - changes are grouped under user name, each with the  number of changes for that user
 
Under each user name, changes are grouped as for the Type sort

  AuditSortByUser

 

 

Filter By Date/Time

Select to enable the Filter Settings button, to filter the audit results by time period.

Changes that occur outside the selected filter period are not shown in the Audit View.

 

 

Filter Settings

Click to display the Time Filter dialog, to set the filter time period:

Today - to display changes occurring today
Previous Hour - to display changes occurring in the last 60 minutes
Previous 24 Hours - to display changes occurring in the last 24 hours
Previous Week - to display changes occurring in the last 7 days
Previous 30 Days - to display changes occurring in the last 30 days
Previous Year - to display changes occurring in the last 365 days
Custom - to define your own time period, using the From and To fields

The six pre-configured time periods automatically update when you click on the Refresh button; custom periods are static and do not automatically update.

If you have set a filter period, and you deselect the Filter By Date/Time checkbox, the period remains set; the custom time period, too, is retained so that you can re-use it or modify it later if required.

 

 

Status Text

Read to see which:

Mode has been selected and
Time filter is being applied to the data

 

 

Mode

Click to display a menu of options to change the mode of the Audit View.

Select:

Standard - to automatically synchronize with the Project Browser; where changes have been made, the Audit View reflects your selection from the Project Browser - if you click on:
An element, the Audit View displays the history for that element
A package, the Audit View displays the history for that package and its immediate children (but not the contents of nested packages)
A diagram, the Audit View displays the history for that diagram and its contents (which could be drawn from a wide area of the Project Browser)
 
Advanced - to load large sets of log items independent of the Project Browser; in this mode, a special Audit Settings group can be displayed in the Audit Tree, which records:
When Auditing has been enabled and disabled
Who made the change
The date and time of the change
Changes to the Audit Settings
When Audit Operations are executed
Security changes (which can be browsed in the same way as other changes)

 

Deleted -  to display only deleted records, but otherwise data is shown as in Advanced mode; records can be sorted by element type or by user as required
Raw - to display all audit records in chronological order without sorting, enabling you to see a progression of changes; this can be especially useful in determining date-time inconsistencies
 
Any search and filtering you define still apply, enabling you to view all of today's changes in order, or all changes for a particular element in order, or both
 
Additional database information is displayed; this additional information might be insignificant or only in machine-readable format

 

The Audit View